Professor in the Practice of Leadership and Wesleyan Spirituality
Ordained minister in the United Methodist Church
|Saint Olaf College
The Divinity School, University of Chicago
University of Minnesota
Teaching and Research
- Competencies for effective ministry
- Pastoral leadership skills
- Coaching skills for church leaders
- Maintaining clergy health
- Dealing with difficult people in the parish
“The Pastor & Pornography.” Co-authored with Susan Nienaber. Alban Weekly, August 2011.
“Myth Busting: Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Competence, and the Clergy.” Co-authored with Susan Nienaber. Alban Weekly, April 2011.
“The truth beneath the myths: What we can learn from a study of clergy competencies.” Co-authored with Susan Nienaber. Congregations Magazine, 2009.
“Myth busting: Challenging the notion of emotional and interpersonal deficits in candidates for ministry.” Congregations Magazine, 2007, 27-29. Honorable Mention, Professional Resources, Associated Church Press Annual Awards.